About Penderyn


The village of Penderyn is situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons approximately one hour north of Cardiff, known for its natural beauty it attracts many visitors, particularly outdoor enthusiasts who come to experience the surrounding breath-taking countryside, its waterfalls including Sgwd-yr-Eira, which you can walk behind, its challenging mountains and many country walks.

The village has a Church, Chapel, an eco-friendly primary school, built in 2007, where pupils have the choice to be taught in either the Welsh or English medium. There are also two Public Houses, The Lamb Hotel and The Red Lion.

Originally known for its agriculture, limestone quarries and clay pits, Penderyn is now more famous for its distillery. Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and home to the award winning single malt Welsh Whisky and other award winning spirits.

There has been a local historical society in Penderyn since 1958. Following a short period without a Historical Society the current Penderyn Community Historical society was successfully launched early in 2011 and currently has a membership of over fifty. We meet at the local Community Centre and our annual programme of events has something for everyone. Meetings usually addressed by local speakers are fun informative and entertaining and generally conclude with a question and answer session where tea/coffee and biscuits are served. The society also arranges excursions, social evenings and summer barbecues.

Everyone is welcome, Members, past members or casual visitors.